Gizmodo Put the Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Through Hell

Gizmodo took the Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite through the ringer. Here's what they have to say about how it held up against their extensive testing.

"When we heard about Waterfi's custom waterproof Paperwhite, we were delighted at the prospect, but reserved final judgement until we could put it through the wringer ourselves. And after some highly scientific experimentation, we can confirm: This thing is a goddamn rock.

Of course, that it held up shouldn't come as a total surprise. Waterfi has plenty of experience in the gadget waterproofing game, with Fuelbands and headphones aplenty in its arsenal—all of which you buy directly from the company itself. The company covers devices inside and out with its "Dual Layer waterproofing process," but unlike some other waterproof-coating claims, the Waterfi's treatment doesn't change the look and feel of the end product. In the Kindle's case, the buttons are a little stiffer when it comes out of the (original packaging!) box, but Waterfi assured us through email that this goes away after about a month of use.

To start kick off testing, we gave our Paperwhite a simple water bath—no problems there. Since Paperwhites use capacitive touch, you obviously can't control it while physically underwater, but once we pulled it out, the few drops left on the surface didn't impair page turning to any noticeable degree.

Promising! So we decided to step it up a few notches; the grape soda, tomato sauce, vegetable oil, and honey notches, specifically..."

July 25, 2014
By Waterfi
July 18, 2014
By Quisha Girard-Lau
5 Things We've Enjoyed in June
July 1st, 2014
By Waterfi
How Koalas Can Improve Your Front Crawl Stroke

The front crawl is the most common swimming style, and by far one of the most useful, powerful, and fastest of all swim strokes. It is most often utilized in freestyle swimming competitions, where swimmers are free to choose whatever style they want to swim in, leading the front crawl to become commonly referred to as freestyle...

June 26, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.
Waterfi By the Numbers

We set out to create a company wide survey that would give some insight into our diverse office culture. Read on for some of our favorites - from Star Wars to pizza toppings!

Waterfi By the Numbers
June 3, 2014
By Waterfi
5 Things We've Enjoyed in May
May 29, 2014
By Waterfi
Learn to Duck Dive Grommet Style

Do you know how to duck dive? Check out this little lady's awesome step by step video.

May 28, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.
Our ProcessEver wonder how our waterproofing process works?

While we do think our engineers have a few sorcery skills up their sleeves, we have also worked hard over the years developing our Dual Layer waterproofing process, which eliminates every air pocket and imperfection to give you the most durable, long lasting and trusted waterproofed electronics available in the world.

May 15, 2014
By Waterfi
Which Waterproof Fitness Track is Best for You? Which Waterproofed Fitness Tracker is Best for You?

With all the ways to measure your movement these days, it can be difficult knowing which fitness tracker to choose. This guide will help you compare and find the best waterproofed fitness tracker to fit your lifestyle.

March 4, 2014
By Waterfi
Can Crossfit Help You Swim Better?

Most of us who swam for a Junior college or University experienced the "burnout" feeling towards the latter part of our career. It was a feeling of relief that we did not have to look at the skinny black line nonstop for 1,000's of yards of pain. There was a small minority who thrived on the sport and kept competing even after their intense college experience.

For me, I needed a new outlet; I was over swimming. It was a great sport which shaped me into the mentally tough athlete I am today, but it had worn so much on me I could care less if I ever jumped into a cold pool again for anything short of a cool off on a hot summer day...

February 13, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.

Stay fit with your loved one this Valentine's Day by getting active together and enjoying your favorite activities with Waterfi waterproofed electronics.

1. Create a workout playlist of your partners favorite music or record a special message and load onto a Waterproofed iPod Shuffle to cheer them on when you can't be there in person.

2. Set a common goal and challenge each other to a friendly competition while tracking progress with a Waterproofed Nike+ FuelBand SE or Waterproofed Jawbone UP24.

3. Go on a kayak adventure and surprise your special someone by reading their favorite poem on a Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite as you stay afloat.

February 11, 2014
By Waterfi
We are human interesting

Local news in San Diego has begun to take notice and ask questions

Big week here at Waterfi! The last few days a couple local News reporters have started asking questions about the waterproof gadgets they see around town and those reporting skills have led them back to Waterfi. Joe Little from San Diego ABC 10 soaked up some sun with our president Royce to get some answers.

Joe earned himself a very special place in our hearts for sacrificing that beautiful suit in the name of professional jounalism. Right behind the ABC 10 team was the CW San Diego 6 and Nancy Aziz

You can find the respective articles here: ABC 10 and here: CW San Diego 6

May 31, 2013
By Waterfi
Olympic Gold Medalist Esther Lofgren loves her Waterfi Waterproof iPod

In a recent interview with Olympic rower Esther Lofgren shares a look into training to take on the world.

We love the different sports and activities that Waterfi waterproofed devices get involved with. But even more than that we have a passion to see the people of those sports enjoy them a bit more and grow an active lifestyle. Basically what we're saying is that Esther Lofgren made our day.

In a recent interview posted on she talks about what training to be an olympic caliber athlete looks like, why she thinks rowing would be a great workout choice for anybody and a few gear recommendations to get a head start on the olympic dream. Something Esther claims she has to have when she for her workouts is the Waterfi waterproof iPod Shuffle. She explains "My friend gave me an awesome Waterfi iPod Shuffle that swimmers use. I love it because as sweaty as a workout might get, I'm not going to kill my little Shuffle!"

May 10, 2013
By Waterfi
UT San Diego puts Waterfi on the Front Page...

...of the Business section with a fantastic profile including an interview with founder Royce Nicholas

The Union Tribune of San Diego came by and talked with Royce, took some pictures and put us on the cover of the business section of the May 7th, 2013 edition of the UT San Diego. The article delves into the history of Waterfi, highlights some of our products and even gives some advice for the future. You can read the whole story here.

May 8, 2013
By Waterfi
Free shipping for all domestic orders over $99!
All domestic orders over $99 are upgraded to First Class and shipped for free. Additionally, all domestic orders placed before 2pm PST are sent out the same day. Delivery speed is 3-7 business days.
Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite orders are automatically upgraded to 2-4 day Expedited Shipping for free!
Please note these options are for return shipment once the device has been waterproofed.